How to Enable Siri on an iPad

  Matt Cone       October 4, 2021      Tutorials iPad


Siri is Apple’s virtual voice assistant. Freely available on all of Apple’s devices, including the iPad, Siri can help you do things like find information, add calendar events, and send email. Siri is not enabled on your iPad by default — you have to activate it. This guide shows you how to enable and activate Siri on your iPad.

Siri on an iPad

Here’s how to enable Siri on your iPad:

  1. From the iPad’s home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap Siri & Search on the sidebar. The Siri settings appear, as shown below.

    iPad Siri settings

  3. Turn on the following switches: Listen for “Hey Siri”, Press Home for Siri, and Allow Siri When Locked.

Siri has been activated on your iPad. If you ever want to disable Siri in the future, follow the instructions in how to disable Siri on your iPad.

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